Hamas ruled out any truce with Israel Sunday and repeated its desire to destroy the Jewish state, rejecting what had appeared to be more conciliatory comments by one of the Islamic militant group's leaders.
'There is no talk about a truce now at all,' Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a top Hamas leader, told reporters.
'Our strategy is to liberate all Palestinian soil,' Zahar said, referring to the West Bank, Gaza and Israel.
Funny how Reuters throws Israel itself as the third item, almost as an afterthought. A responsible reporter would have said "referring to all of Israel, as well as the West Bank and Gaza." - EoZ